Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Skyhooks & Fargo
I'm postin' 'em as I rip 'em folks. Got this in a thrift store way back in the 80's mixed in with a bunch a progressive albums and I took a chance.
I wasn't overly ecstatic with it, but a guy moved into my apartment complex from Austrailia and told me these guys were gods to many there. So I figured, what the hell, give it another chance. And I did.
Still no sparks flying or anything but as songs started to stick with me and as I payed more attention to the tongue in cheek lyrics, I realised these guys had something!!! I consider this album to be a worthy 70's glam/hard rock album and many of the tunes tucked within have gone onto car-tapes and compilations, especially "the Other Side" and "Horror Movie" which is a hard rocker worthy of Halloween comps.
Check out the lyrics for the songs "You Just Lie Me Coz I'm Good In Bed" and "Smartarse Songwriters". I guarantee at least a smile.
This one isn't gonna knock you off your feet (or out of your chair) unless 70's glam does such things, but it's worthy of at least a few listens.
Here's another. I got this done faster than expected because it is really short. Typical RCA Victor length from around this time (1969) at aproximately 23 minutes.
But this folk-rock duo pack a lot into it. That duo is Dean Wilden and Tony Decker from Salt Lake City, Utah; with added guitar and bass by Rick Cunha and Terry Paul of Hearts & Flowers, one of the first (if not the first) country rock groups. But this short record goes beyond the limitations of folk music with a nice bit of psychedelic flourish, much like Chad & Jeremy's two excursions into that tiny genre (the Ark & Of Cabbages & Kings). In fact this album reminds me a lot of the Cabbages and Kings album with its musical imagery and I would have no problem placing a bet that if you liked that album, this would be very enjoyable also! This copy is ripped from my vinyl at 320k and split into individual tracks. Recommended stuff!!!
Hope you enjoy. Should have more tomorrow!!!
Posted by Time Traveller at 5:11 PM